Weekly Time Wasters: Baboon torture and penny revenge

Hey guys, how’s life? I considered doing a Harlem Shake special this week, but I started watching videos of it and as much as I love the Shake, after about 10 crappy ones the music began to make me want to kill myself. It was a great fad with a terrible, emotion shattering 30 seconds of music. So I decided to scrap the idea and go with a regular show this week. If you would like to see some Harlem Shaking, check out the article on Radford University’s own attempt. It’s pretty fantastic.

It’s a never ending source of amazement how the indigenous peoples have found to hack and manipulate their environment where ever they may be. This particular hack is an early incarnation of psychology or maybe better stated psychological warfare. I present: how to trick a baboon.

 

There’s a lot of apprehension going around about “Star Wars 7″ slated to come out in 2015. Personally, I’m very excited about it ever since it was announced that J. J. Abram will be directing it. That was really my main concern: who could direct a “Star Wars” movie and do it justice? God knows I couldn’t take another “Phantom Menace,” though I think that Micheal Haneke’s (Oscar nominated director of “Amour”) version might have been better had he been chosen to direct. I found some footage of his audition tape. This is very rare footage, so please enjoy as you would a fine wine.

http://youtu.be/7mWYYnW8AhY

 

The human condition naturally breeds hate. It’s evolution. We fear what we do not understand, and as Yoda so eloquently put it, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering.” As a global society there has been a push over the last 30 or so years to make people realize that at the core, people are just people. It’s clips like these that make me believe in humanity.

 

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re flirting with a girl (or guy) and things are going well so you decide to lean in and make a move, only to realize, in an excruciatingly painful way that you just made a terrible mistake? Yeah, me too, but don’t let it get you down. It happens to everyone, even 50 Cent.

 

The most basic revenge scheme in the book is when forced to pay a fine or fee that you don’t want to pay, simply pay it all in pennies. I have actually tried this in high school when I got a ticket for parking in a teacher’s spot. The school flatly refused to take my 2,000 pennies. If only I had seen this video back then.

 

Matt Parker and Trey Stone are two of my comedic heroes and people I aspire to be. Not only did they decide to go to the Oscars in dresses for the sheer purpose of messing with people, they went to the Oscars in dresses while on acid. Champions. Not that we would ever dream of advocating drug use mind you, drugs are bad kid. Stay in school.